I understand the sobriquet for AGW skeptics is changing to ‘anti-climate.’ While that’s better than the NAZI comparison implied by ‘Global Warming Denier,’ it’s slipping the surly bonds of the English language.
I don’t know how it’s possible to be anti-climate. Climate’s been doing that change thing for millions of years, though in Mr. Chait’s terms it’s stopped doing it for nearly two decades. I must fall under the ‘crazy’ category. The ‘lazy’ ones wouldn’t deign to note his drivel:
Too bad George Orwell isn’t around to help us understand this particular bit of Newspeak, but apparently ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ and ‘
Global Warming Sharknado Climate Change Disaster Theory Computer Model Heretic Objectors’ take too many characters on Twitter.
This doesn’t explain why they couldn’t stick with the older, shorter standard – ‘AGW.’ Maybe the NPR audience never caught on to the abbreviation, it’s more than 2 characters, after all; or the fact that without the “A,” the whole debate is pointless.
And, while I’m grabbing a screenshot, let us all marvel at the man who represents the pinnacle of “Science” for millions of NPR/PBS aficionados, America’s David Suzuki, the preening name dropper with a BS in Engineering… Bill Nye, the unconscious irony guy:
That’s 9,000 gallons of jet fuel for a mostly unloaded 747 flight ‘acting on climate,’ if I understand it correctly. At a cost of $179,750 an hour. That doesn’t count Mr. Nye’s financial or carbon expenditure to travel to Washington to join the fun.
Bill, I’ve got news: Mr. Wizard was twice the scientist you are, and he didn’t need government subsidy.
As Glenn Reynolds says, “I’ll believe it’s a crisis when the people telling me it’s a crisis start behaving like it’s a crisis.”